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PANCHASE SHORT SWEET TREK



Trip Introduction

PANCHASE SWEET SHORT TREK

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

The summit of Panchase Hill (2,500 m) is often considered to be the best viewpoint. From Panchase, you will see the giant Himalayan peaks of Machhapuchhare, Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Lamjung, Gangapurna, and Manaslu. The forests in the Panchase area are very diverse, and much of it is classified as protected forest consisting of a large number of orchid species at over 100 and rhododendron forest. During your journey, you will see many ethnic mixes, such as Brahmin, Magar, and Gurung as well as other groups including their lifestyles. Panchase is actually one of the hill stations in the Annapurna Region and also a religious site for Hindu People as well for other trekkers. You can see a stunning sunrise over the snowy Himalayan peaks this made you relax. This trek is suitable for all ages and fitness levels.

Pokhara -> Bhumdi -> Panchase Bhanjyang -> Bhadaure -> Pokhara (via Nau Danda) -> Kathmandu

PANCHASE TREK PEOPLE AND LOCALS

Panchase surrounding is the home for about 70,000 people including Bhadaure, Chitre, Kalabang, Sidhane, Arthare, Deurali, and Talibarang villages. Almost all villages have a home stay facility with mind-blowing hospitality. Especially, Gurung and Magar individuals are inhabited in this place.

PANCHASE TREK NATURE AND WILDLIFE

Panchase is the village lying on the lap of Himalayas with lot more of pristine beauty, natural and ethnic diversity. It covers the districts like Kaski, Parbat, and Syangja.

Some of the major attractions of Panchase in terms of nature and wildlife are:


Trip Itinerary

DETAIL ITINERARY

  • Day 01:Meeting at your Hotel in Pokhara & Boat across Fewa Lake and trek to BumdiIn the morning after breakfast, you will have the privilege of boating in Phewa Lake which will be followed by the trek. The trial will lead you first to the World Peace Pagoda, which is one of the 80 peace pagodas in the world. The path also offers the vista of stunning mountains, Phewa Lake, and city below. The trial continues by the steep up climbing through the rhododendron forest and small village of Lukum Swara. The final trek of the day takes you to Bumdi village, a resident of Gurung and Brahmin people. The destination is 10 km away from the starting point of our trek and approximate walking hour is 3 hours. Stay overnight in camps.
  • Day 02:Trek to Panchase BhanjyangEarly in the morning, we will start the trek through the beautiful forest from where you can see the view of mountains peeking out of the trees. On the path, you can enjoy the natural beauty with the view of mountains, green forest, the monkey playing with each other, birds chattering, and the wind blowing at its own pace. The mountains that can be seen include some 8-thousand like Dhaulagiri, Annapurna I and Manaslu in distance and others like Annapurnas, Lamjung, Gangapurna, and Machhapuchhre (Fishtail). The jeep trail is also done to reach up to the Panchese Bhanjyang. As a whole, the trek completes in about 4 hours and the destination for today is 10.5 km away from Bhumdi. Stay overnight in camps.
  • Day 03:Trek to BhadaureIn the morning, after breakfast, you will climb up to the Panchase peak at an altitude of 2500m (highest point of our trek). For today you also have an option of getting up earlier to ascend and have the sunrise view. Although, coming late also provides the spectacular view of mountains and surrounding. After enjoying the view, our trail descends to Aldana passing by the hills. In the afternoon, you will be rewarded with the gentle walk for reaching the town of Bhadaure. Here you can enjoy the beautiful experience with the mix of cultures of people of Brahmin, Gurung and Kami communities. As descend is of 7.5km with a plain walking trial will take 3 hours to complete. Stay overnight in camps.
  • Day 04:Trek to Naudanda and drive to PokharaToday we will have a drive to Naudanda passing through the rough roads of small but regular villages, where you will get an opportunity to interact with locals and children. You will have lunch after reaching Naudanda. Lunch is followed by rest for some time, and we will head towards Pokhara with private jeep enjoying the natural and artistic view on the way. There is also an option of trekking all the way to Pokhara which will take about 7 hours. Stay overnight in hotel on your own.

Trip Highlights

PANCHASE TREK PEOPLE AND LOCALS

Panchase surrounding is the home for about 70,000 people including Bhadaure, Chitre, Kalabang, Sidhane, Arthare, Deurali, and Talibarang villages. Almost all villages have a home stay facility with mind-blowing hospitality. Especially, Gurung and Magar individuals are inhabited in this place.

PANCHASE TREK NATURE AND WILDLIFE

Panchase is the village lying on the lap of Himalayas with lot more of pristine beauty, natural and ethnic diversity. It covers the districts like Kaski, Parbat, and Syangja.

Some of the major attractions of Panchase in terms of nature and wildlife are:

  • Flowers and plants: Rhododendron, Leksallo, and Sunkhari
  • Herbs: Chattre, Loth Salla, Satuwa, and Unyu
  • Animals: Deer, bear, tiger, panda, etc.
  • Birds: Kalij, eagle, etc.
  • River: Harpan Khola – the origin point of the famous Seti Khola, Jare Khola, Rati Khola, Adhi Khola, and Phewa Lake.

Cost Details

COST INCLUDES

  • Pickups and Drop offto your Hotel in Pokhara
  • Annapurna Conversation Area Project Permits
  • TIMS(Trekkers’ Information Management Systems)
  • All needed ground transportation by private car/vehicles to trekking starting/endingpoints as per itinerary
  • Complete trekking informationbefore starting the trek (In Kathmandu or Pokhara)
  • Nepalese cultural welfare dinnerat the end of the tour/trek on your choice
  • Full Board (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner)during the trek
  • All nights in local teahouses/lodges during the trekking only (Twin sharing basis)
  • An experienced English speaking, License holder Trekking Guide (Local Guide) or Guide cum Porter
  • Trekking Porter (Strong Local Sherpa) for carrying your luggage is provided for minimum group of 2 people (2 Guest Sharing 1 Porter)
  • Medical first aid kit box ( which is carried by your team)
  • Foods, Accommodationsand local tax for Guide/Guide cum Porter/Porter
  • Down jacket, sleeping bag and all necessary trekking gearsare available on a hire

Note: There will be an English speaking Guide cum Porter provided to you for this trekking, when your booking is applied for single person. However we accept your booking for everyday departure of this trekking throughout the year. We provide trekking for soloprivate group or group joining basis to ABC. Group joining is possible only during the main seasons of the year.

COST EXCLUDES

  • International flight tickets to Nepal & return
  • Domestic flightfrom Kathmandu to Pokhara & Return
  • Hotels in Pokhara(We can make a booking in extra cost)
  • Ground transportation for Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu(By Tourist Bus or Private Car/Vehicles)
  • Nepal entry visa fees – On Arrival VisaFee (15 Days – 30 USD, 30 Days – 50 USD, 90 Days – 125 USD)
  • Any kind of drinks (tea, coffee, water, hot water, etc) and of bar bills (alcoholic beverages)
  • Hot shower, WIFI,any electronic battery charges during only in trekking
  • Tips and gratitude to your guide, porters, guide cum porter and drivers
  • Extra night accommodation or any meals in Pokhara/Kathmandubecause of early arrival, late departure and early return from trekking (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Yourtravel insurance (Travel insurance is compulsory to take an adventure trip and it must be covered both medical & emergency evacuation with the worth of USD100, 000.00 minimum

Equipments List

EQUIPMENT LIST

Nepal Trekking Equipment List

This piece info is creating data on consumer goods and equipment needs, For those that would love an extra detailed discussion for equipment for Nepalese Himalayan Trek.
The following equipment list is required for Nepal Trekking and climbing and a list, you have to have suggested equipment just have with you, however, that you just might have your own personal first choice equipment which can be equally as appropriate

Footwear

  1. Walking boots with suitable ankle support that have been worn-in prior to the trek, and which are waterproof.
  2. Trainer or casual shoes, for trekking and/or for travelling.
  3. Warm socks for colder areas.
  4. Gaiters, in case of rain or snow

Legwear

  1. Loose, casual trousers for trekking.
  2. Thermal leggings for colder areas.
  3. Long skirt for women as an alternative to trousers.
  4. Waterproof trousers

Body

  1. Selection of T-shirts, and long sleeved shirts, preferably not cotton.
  2. Thermal shirt for colder areas.
  3. Warm shirt, possibly fleeces, for colder areas.
  4. Fleece jacket or warm wool jumper.
  5. Windproof, waterproof outer shell garment for higher altitudes.
  6. Down jacket (optional for cold nights & mornings; can be hired in Kathmandu cheaply)

Head/Hands

  1. Wool or fleece hat, or balaclava.
  2. Hat or cap for sun protection while trekking.
  3. Sunglasses or goggles.
  4. Warm gloves

Other items

  1. Strong rucksack or large hold all to be carried by porters.
  2. Daysack to be carried personally.
  3. Plastic bags or stuff sacks to store/separate trekking gear inside your main bag.
  4. One litre water bottle.
  5. Personal first aid kit to include essential items.
  6. Sleeping bag, 4 seasons.
  7. Torch, ideally head torch.
  8. Digital Camera and spare battery and battery charger! – For those not to be forgotten shots of the Himalaya.
  9. Toilet items and towel.
  10. Large handkerchief/bandana for neck

Optional items

  1. Binoculars
  2. Books (see Recommended Reading)
  3. Altimeter
  4. Compass
  5. Playing cards / backgammon / chess set

Recommended Mountaineering Kit

In addition to the items mentioned above for trekking, the following is a list of the additional specialist items which are required for the trekking peaks.
Plastic or leather mountaineering boots, with gaiters and crampons that have been tested for a good fit.

Peak Climbing

  1. fleece trousers
  2. Additional mitts and gloves suitable for climbing
  3. Ice axe, and ski poles (note – ice axe can be hired in Kathmandu)
  4. Climbing harness
  5. 2 x tape slings
  6. 2 x screw gate karabiners
  7. Descended/abseil device
  8. Ascender

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